José Zúniga

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Birth Name: José Zúniga
Birth Place: Honduras

In 1973, 7-year-old José Zúñiga left his native Honduras with his mother to settle in the Bronx and Washington Heights neighborhoods of New York City. There, he quickly overcame the language barrier and assimilated into his new culture, graduating from Manhattan's Xavier High School before moving on to higher education. Though he developed an appreciation for acting at a young age, counting inner city action heroes like Ron O'Neal ("Super Fly," 1972) as an early influence, Zúñiga did not consider an acting career until he reached his 20s, when he was pursuing a graduate degree in law. He soon became involved in the New York stage scene, where he co-founded the Malaparte Theater Company,... Continue Bio >>

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